Industrial flares act as safety devices in various industries, including petroleum refineries, chemical plants, oil factories, etc. The gas processed from the waste is released to flares so that it gets safely combusted over the flare tips, avoiding any sort of industrial accidents and also helping the environment by reducing air pollution. Many recent studies have found that flares significantly produce more emissions than previously estimated and are causing pollution to the environment. A flare imaging system can help in this regard.
How and when did the usage of Flare Imaging start?
Many industries generate toxic gases as their by-products which cannot be released into the atmosphere directly due to environmental and health hazards. These gases which are released need to be burnt at the earliest before they enter the atmosphere and create an adverse effect on the atmosphere. To do so, chimneys are equipped with burner, which continuously burns these toxic gases. The Government and Environmental authorities have recently imposed strict laws and regulations in order to continuously monitor this process and detect any sort of fault, helping to control mechanisms in place to ensure the smooth running of the flare imaging system.
Sometimes, the toxic gases are not burnt completely unless the flame is at or above a specific temperature. The only solution is a system that is based on thermal imaging cameras. It is one of the ideal solutions for flare imaging monitoring that will help you to avoid all technical and cost-related problems that are associated with other technologies such as ultraviolet flame detectors, thermocouples, and so on.
Advantages of using flare imaging system-
A flare imaging system has certain other benefits. Like
* Continuous and real-time monitoring leads to minimal risk.
* It has special sensors that are able to monitor the flame even through dust, rain, smoke, and fog.
* Automatic alarm setting and notifications whenever there is a drop or rise in the temperature of the flame.
* It provides access to readout temperature and also visual monitoring features for ease of use.
* The system is designed in such a way that it works best in harsh environmental conditions.
* It can be easily integrated into an existing plant network.
The bottom line:
Simply venting the unwanted hydrocarbons into the air creates an environmental hazard. Burning these gases is less harmful. Environmental regulations require close monitoring of the flare stack to prevent pollutants, particularly unburned hydrocarbons, from entering the environment. But with the help of the flare imaging system by Accuopt, it helps to produce high-resolution thermal images of any target from any distance. The flame can even be monitored from a safe distance, ensuring no damage to the people around. It will also make sure that the camera is not damaged by stack conditions, making maintenance much safer and easier. The imager produces a visual image based on the infrared radiations from the flame. This means the camera sees the flame, whether it is colored or clear and whatever the weather is. Contact us to know the flare system in a better way!